Welcome to What To Look Forward To!
Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. DC is kicking off a few new series this month and Marvel’s Secret Wars continues with a bunch of tie-ins. Not a lot of jump-on points or new series outside of the Big 2, so I’ve included a list of TPBs I’d recommend checking out ASAP…
Long Distance #1 – Story, Art, and Regular Cover by Thomas F. Zahler, Subscription variant Cover by Lora Innes
- As the title implies, two stranded strangers meet and become acquainted in an airport until they must leave from their respective destinations. Can the state of Indiana keep these two apart for good?
Starve #1 – Written by Brian Wood; Art and Cover by Danijel Zezelj & Dave Stewart
- A new series from Image, chefs perform in an arena for their wealthy patrons, often creating rare and even illegal dishes.
21st Century Tank Girl #1 – Written by Alan Martin; Art and Cover by Jamie Hewlett
- Original creators Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett return to start a new series based on their infamous character! Hewlett (artist and co-creator of Gorillaz) hasn’t penciled Tank Girl in about 20 years, so this is an event to get in on.
If you’re having a dry week trying to find new stories, check out any of these TPBs soon…
Batman: Bruce Wayne Murderer? and Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive by various
Black Widow Vol. 1 A Finely Woven Thread – Written by Nathan Edmonson, Art by Phil Noto
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight – Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Art by various
Copperhead Vol. 1: A New Sherrif In Town – Written by Jay Faerber, Art by Scott Godlewski
DMZ Vol. 1: On The Ground – Written by Brian Wood, Art by Riccardo Burchielli
East of West Vol. 1: The Promise – Written by Jonathan Hickman, Art by Nick Dragotta
Ex Machina Book One – Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Art by Tony Harris
Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exhile – Written by Bill Willingham, Art by Lan Medina
Gotham Central Book One: In The Line Of Duty – Written by Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka, Art by Michael Lark
Lumberjanes Vol. 1 Beware The Kitten Holy– Written by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, Art by Brooke A. Allen
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal – Written by G. Willow Wilson, Art by various
Saga Vol. 1 – Written by Brian K. Vaghaun, Art by Fiona Staples
Superman: Red Son – Written by Mark Millar, Art by Dave Johnson
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood – Written by Brian Azzarello, Art by Cliff Chiang
Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned – Written by Brian K. Vaugham, Art by Pia Guerra
DC’s NEW #1’s & ARCS!
Convergence is over, as are Futures End and Batman: Eternal, meaning most DC titles should be taking place in present day; no more time jumps to confuse some of us readers! Most DC titles this month are either new series or new arcs which makes this a great time to pick up any long-running series you’ve been curious about or get in on the ground floor of a new series. Here’s a list of some of the highly-anticipated new books and arcs coming out this week…
All-Star Section 8 #1 – Written by Garth Ennis; Art and Cover by John McCrea, Variant Cover by Amanda Conner
- Heroes that haven’t been seen since Hitman return for the “greatest super-hero story of all time!” Starring Sixpack, Bueno Excellente, Baytor, Dogwelder, and others, need another member for the team. Enter The Dark Knight. I’m mostly excited that Garth Ennis is writing this series, so get in now!
Constantine The Hellblazer #1 – Written by Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV; Art and Regular Cover by Riley Rossmo (shown at right), Variant Cover by Ming Doyle
- Everyone’s favorite dark magic detective stars in his own new series! This should be a fine jumping-on point for new readers, not only because it’s a first issue, but because Constantine seems to be venturing on his own to solve something from his past.
Earth 2 Society #1 – Written by Daniel Wilson; Art and Cover by Jorge Jimenez, Variant Cover by Paulo Siqueira
- Survivors of their war with Apokolips, including Green Lantern, Power Girl, and another new Batman, head to a new world! But will they be welcome or run the risk of repeating the past?
Red Hood/Arsenal #1 – Written by Scott Lobdell; Art by Denis Medri; Cover by Howard Porter, Variant Cover by Kenneth Roccafort
Starfire #1 – Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Variant Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino; Cover by Amanda Conner
Batman #41 – Written by Scott Snyder; Art and Cover by Greg Capullo, Joker variant by Sean Gordon Murphy
Batman/Superman #21 – Written by Greg Pak; Art and Cover by Adrian Syaf, Joker variant by Jock
- Superman epic-arc “Truth” continues! With a new hero in the Bat-suit, what’s in store for the super-team?
Catwoman #41 – Written by Genevieve Valentine; Art by David Messina; Cover by Kevin Wada (shown at right), Joker variant by Javier Pulido
- The events of Batman Eternal (the first year, anyway) are over and Selina Kyle is still Queen of Crime in town. But in order to secure her future, she must take up the mantle of Catwoman again!
Detective Comics #41 – Written by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccelato; Art and Cover by Francis Manapul, Joker variant by Patrick Gleason
- Harvey Bullock is heading up the new Bat-Task Force, and his new partner Renee Montoya joins the team!
While I won’t be keeping up with Secret Wars myself, check out Paul Miranda’s Secret Wars Declassified for all the details and what’s been going on. Here’s a checklist of all the tie-ins coming out this week:
Secret Wars Journal #2
Ghost Racers #1 (Battleworld)
Inhumans: Atillan Rising #2 (Battleworld)
Marvel Zombies #1 (Battleworld)
Thors #1 (Battleworld)
Ultimate End #2 (Battleworld)
Captain America and The Mighty Avengers #9 (Last Days)
Silver Surfer #13 (Last Days)
Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps #1 (Warzones!)
Inferno #2 (Warzones!)
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #2 (Warzones!)
Mrs. Deadpool and The Howling Commandos #1 (Warzones!)
Old Man Logan #2 (Warzones!)
Secret Wars 2099 #2 (Warzones!)
Spider-Verse #2 (Warzones!)
Squadron Sinister #1 (Warzones!)
Weirdworld #1 (Warzones!)
Picking up anything else this week? Share your pull list with me on Twitter @4ColorPhil!
That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.
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